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Tragedy struck for a Roosevelt family on Wednesday and the community is rallying around them and asking for donations. The ‘Adams Family Fire Relief Fund’ is set up on GoFundMe.com where monetary donations are being gathered. The family is also in need of physical donations. Items needed right away include kitchen appliances and utensils, young children’s toys, books, blankets, winter coats, gloves, and clothing for three boys ages 13, 10, and 6 and an 8-year-old girl.
‘This Is Vernal’ is a phrase you’re likely to see and hear more often with the launch of a new campaign in Uintah County that is more than just billboards and flyers. It is also providing a one-stop community calendar at www.ThisIsVernal.com.
The Vernal Regional Airport is asking the public to help them reach their goal of 10,000 enplanements in 2018. An enplanement is one person boarding in Vernal and departing the airport and when 10,000 is reached in a calendar year, the airport qualifies for a $1,000,000 dollar grant in federal funding for fiscal year 2020.
Be sure to bring Christmas magic to your day by taking a walk in the Enchanted Forest. The annual charitable event in Roosevelt starts today. “2018 is shaping up to be another amazing event!” shares Duchesne County Chamber Director Irene Hansen.
Have you ever had the desire to learn how to hunt waterfowl? The Division of Wildlife Resources is hosting a free waterfowl-hunting clinic on Saturday, November 17th, at the Vernal Game Farm. The clinic will run from 10am to 1pm and is open to all ages. Some of the things individuals will learn include properly identifying waterfowl species, the set up and use of a variety of blinds, how to call ducks and geese, how to handle a hunting dog, ways to arrange a spread of decoys and shooting a shotgun.
An additional arrest has been made in the case of a beating death that took place last April in Duchesne County. According to the Duchesne County Sheriff’s Office, 37-year-old Kristy Lee Whitchurch was “arrested on Tuesday, November 13th, after a witness came forward and told investigators Whitchurch was directly involved in the April 6th assault that resulted in the death of 51-year-old Sherry Lynn Melo.”
A young boy in Indiana has a package coming in the mail that the Uintah County Sheriff’s Office hopes will brighten his day. Four months ago, 12-year-old Jeremiah Derks of Kokomo, Indiana was diagnosed with cancer. While the months of treatment and surgeries that have followed haven’t been easy, there is one thing that has provided a boost for he and his family.
Throughout the state of Utah big game animals are doing well, with specific pockets of the state doing extremely well. Division of Wildlife Resources biologists are recommending that more hunts be added to help manage populations. Relevant to the Uintah Basin is the proposal that new bison hunts be offered in the Book Cliffs of eastern Utah.
Everybody’s favorite practically perfect nanny is dropping into Meeker. The Meeker Arts and Cultural Council is supporting the Center Stage Youth Theatrical Group in presenting the Fall Broadway Musical production of Mary Poppins Jr. This is the 9th annual musical put on by the theatrical group and features 45 youth from third through eighth grade as cast and crew.
A case of a 16-year-old Roosevelt runaway has gained some attention since making Wasatch Front headlines over the weekend. Fox13Now.com shared the report that the 16-year-old boy had run away from home with a 24-year-old woman. An interview with the boy’s mother revealed that the boy and woman were allegedly in a relationship and had hit the road when police were searching where they had been staying.
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Vernal City Councilman and business owner Ted Munford stunned the crowd at the annual Halloween Mayor’s Walk again this year with this jaw dropping creation. This is just one of the many similar Halloween costumes he has built over the years. Thank you Ted for this incredible demonstration of love for your community and our children over the years.
There was fellowship, food, and fun at St. James Greater Catholic Church in Vernal on Saturday for the 2018 Feast of St. James Carnival. All were invited and many were able to come enjoy delicious Mexican, Filipino, and Vietnamese food, as well as catfish fried by the Knights of Columbus. Vibrant traditional dances from Mexico were also performed.
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